6 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2017 3:04 PM by vinsolo

    how can I remove unwanted actions

    vinsolo Level 3

      I have as set of actions, named something like "IPT NEXGENACTIONS 1.1.1."

       

      I HAVE MANAGED TO DELETE EVERY INCIDENCE OF THESE THAT I CAN FIND ON MY IMAC. STILL THE ACTIONS ARE LISTED AS AVAILABLE WHEN I CLICK ON THE DROP DOWN LIST IN TOP CORNER OF ACTIONS PANEL. (Oh, please excuse all capitals, an error).

       

      I am using iMac OS 10.12.4 on late 2015 iMac.

       

      ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

       

      VINCE

        • 1. Re: how can I remove unwanted actions
          D.A.R Adobe Community Professional

          To remove them from the Actions list, select the action or folder of actions in question and click the Trash can icon at the bottom of the panel.

          • 2. Re: how can I remove unwanted actions
            Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional
            STILL THE ACTIONS ARE LISTED AS AVAILABLE WHEN I CLICK ON THE DROP DOWN LIST IN TOP CORNER OF ACTIONS PANEL. (Oh, please excuse all capitals, an error).

             

            Prepression: Photoshop – Custom Action File Backup & Migration

             

            Specifically:

             

            Where should one save these .atn files?

             

            Mac:


            /Applications/Adobe Photoshop ???/Presets/Actions

             

            Win:

             

            C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop ???\Presets\Actions

            C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop ???\Presets\Actions

             

            If an .atn file is saved to the default application/program presets folder as above, the action will be listed and available in the action palette menu. This allows an action to be easily restored if it is removed without having to manually find and load the original .atn file. If there are many actions, this menu may become unwieldy due the length of the added action sets.


            Note: by storing saved action .atn files in this “expected” default application/program location they will not be available to the built in preset migration export tool (edit menu, presets, export/import presets).


            For the built-in export/import presets feature to list saved actions for migration, they should be saved to a non-default location – the user level preset folder for actions:


            Mac:


            Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop ???/Presets/Actions

             

            Win:

             

            C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop ???\Presets\Actions

             

            P.S. You can select the CAPS text, right/contextual click, Transformations > Capitalize or Make Lower Case

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            • 3. Re: how can I remove unwanted actions
              vinsolo Level 3

              thanks. that does not work.

              vince

              • 4. Re: how can I remove unwanted actions
                vinsolo Level 3

                This does not work because the import/export panel freezes and requires a hard restart.

                 

                Thank you very much,

                 

                vince

                • 5. Re: how can I remove unwanted actions
                  vinsolo Level 3

                  thanks, Stephen_A_Marsh

                   

                  I found copies of the actions by searching for " .atn" and found the remaining copies, which I deleted. I should have done this first but your post may me realize my error and the problem is now solved.

                   

                  Thanks for stimulating my worn out brain.

                   

                  vince